Triumph Street Scrambler

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  1. tangerine

    tangerine Been here awhile

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  2. RAJAH1

    RAJAH1 Roger

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    Blind sided badly. In my opinion spent to much effort on pretty cosmetics and not enough on practical features which would have provided the looks too. Eg Slightly taller suspension and some more rugged looking bits also designed for actual use off sealed roads and more than 1km from a cafe.
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  3. Bugchewer

    Bugchewer Piece of Work

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    Sat on the Street Scram and the Desert Sled at the Toronto bike show yesterday. The Street Scram had a weird feel to me. It felt small and cheap. The desert sled was nice and the Guzzi scrambler was pretty neat too. I prefer my Scram and because as my Scrambler riding buddy says "they are big and clunky, like us". They take all the abuse we give them and we come back laughing our asses off. You can't put a price tag on that.
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  4. tangerine

    tangerine Been here awhile

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    I had a look at a Street Scrambler last week. I think the ground clearance is not satisfying for a "Scrambler" even with the word Street before (and maybe worse than on the air-cooled one)

    The ergonomic for the passenger is absolutely worse in comparison. The distance between passenger pegs and seat looks not like it's a very comfortable knee-angle

    But all in all it's a good looking bike with a better and more characterful engine

    But I think for my usage of a bike, the Desert Sled fits better. But who knows, I will testride them both
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  5. Shep

    Shep Vagabond Supporter

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    I loved my 2010 Scrambler and regret selling it (along with most bikes I have sold over the years!). I guess I'm one of the few people looking forward to seeing and riding this one. It and the Ducati SuperSport (yes, I know, very different), are the new bikes I am most interested in at the moment...always subject to change!
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  6. tangerine

    tangerine Been here awhile

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    Any owners here already with "real" pics and opinions?
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  7. tangerine

    tangerine Been here awhile

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    Saturday I will test drive one... In the meantime, I think this guy is in love with the bike

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  8. tangerine

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    First impression after a 20 minutes ride: engine far more character than the aircooled one. A lot of torque and much better to handle. Thumbs up Triumph!
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  9. tangerine

    tangerine Been here awhile

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    Another good review. I think, I like the red one most

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  10. Shep

    Shep Vagabond Supporter

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    My dealer just sent me a note saying the Street Scrambler has arrived at his shop. Will go check it out soon.
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  11. Florida Lime

    Florida Lime Long timer Supporter

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    I sat on one that just came in at my local Triumph dealer today. Felt smaller than the old 865 Scrambler, but not too small. Definitely bigger feeling than the Street Twin. I liked it, but then again, I like too many bikes already. Sure, it doesn't have long travel suspension, but the name should clue you in - it's a Street Scrambler. :D
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  12. tangerine

    tangerine Been here awhile

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    And to be honest, that was the aircooled one too: a Street Scrambler, a Bonnie with a high pipe and a 19"-frontwheel.

    I really like the more virile look and feel of the old one, but the new one has the far more exciting engine and a better handling.

    What I don't like on the new one: the small tank and the low seat
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  13. Shep

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    Being one of those annoying short guys who has to do morning stretches just to get his leg over his KTMs, I can appreciate a lower seat height!
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  14. tangerine

    tangerine Been here awhile

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    Pics from the (short) testride...

    scram1.jpg scram2.jpg scram3.jpg
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  15. ScrambDaddy

    ScrambDaddy Been here awhile

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    After a seat test, I canceled the agreed test ride. The seat height and the knee angle do not fit for 6.2 ":(
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  16. Gibber

    Gibber Lonely road rider

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    That's my concern as well. I was really looking forward to this bike but at 6'1 was looking for a bit taller seat. I need to go for a test ride once they arrive in my area.
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  17. tangerine

    tangerine Been here awhile

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    So this bike is a few weeks on sale now.

    No owner in this forum with more "real" pics (espacially the red silver one) and impressions yet?
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  18. danptobin

    danptobin Been here awhile Supporter

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    just got mine today. anyone expected to make better shocks?
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  19. tangerine

    tangerine Been here awhile

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    Hey cool, you're the first here. Let's see the bike...
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  20. Gibber

    Gibber Lonely road rider

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    I just added the Street Scrambler to my garage yesterday. It's a fun bike that makes you want to search out dirt roads and puddles!

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